The journey of meditation is  difficult in the beginning. As you become accustomed to the joy of the unknown and the freedom of the unknown and the thrill of the unknown, it is no longer difficult. Then each moment of the journey is of such precious beauty, of such exquisite joy, of such tremendous ecstasy that one is ready to go through any hardships. One is even ready to die for it, because now, one knows that even death
is not a death.